School’s out for summer! This means I can try to hold down a job(s?) while getting into my bad habit of being a creature of the night. This blog has been decaying and festering like a (really, fill in whatever you want) for FOUR DAMN MONTHS because I was alternately busy being happy, panicked about school, or a depressed hermit. But if I can blog from a hospital bed (you think I’m kidding), I can blog as a depressed hermit. But this depressed hermit plays a lot of video games to take her mind off a things.
If I ran the zoo that is this world, I would be the foremost and best video game art historian ever. I would write the defining survey of the history of art in the medium. I would shower the unwashed masses who still don’t think it’s a legitimate art form. Those weirdos! Even the anti violence crew. Fine art is never violent.
I decided to try and see if I can dream the impossible dream. For the college senior thesis, it’d be fun to do something with vidja games and art. As practice, I’d like to pick a few games that epitomize artistic innovation and blog as I go.
So far my short list is Secret of Mana, Ocarina of Time (I REALLY want a re play), In the Shadow of the Colossus, a survey of artistic progress in the Final Fantasy series, same deal for the Diablo series, and the most cliche choice ever, Final Fantasy VII. It was never my favorite entry, but taking an art historical approach might give me a new perspective. I just hope there are not many art history bloggers writing about it at the moment.
There’ll still be breaks for the usual straight up art history business. If anyone still reads this blog (hi, parents), you’re more than welcome to suggest games you think are capital I Important. You are also more than welcome to create a fund to get me a better computer for gaming, a 3DS, and a PS3. I would like a purple DS if that’s possible. If not, just slap the Zelda cover on it.